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					    USGS Tropical Cyclone-Related
Hydrometeorological Products and Services

                   Harry F. Lins
               U.S. Geological Survey

   OFCM Mini-Workshop on Hydrometeorological Products,
            Services and Supporting Research
                    17 September 2008
Storm-Surge Sensors
       USGS Storm-Surge Program
Small self-contained water-level sensors with data
  logging capability
Deploy 48-36 hours before landfall
Network clusters of 40-70 units located
  opportunistically on bridges, piers, power-poles
Record data every 2-30 seconds for 3-6 days
Retrieve after storm and “level-in” to datum
Some real-time reporting
Storm Surge Sensor (SSS)
Deployment and Recovery
SSS Deployment for Hurricane Rita, September 2005




                                              N
Storm Surge Data for Hurricane Rita from site La9b
Hurricane Ike Storm Surge Sensor Deployments




          9 in LA
         55 in TX




                                   33 in FL
Hardened Tidal Gages
                Hardened Tidal Gages


 36-in steel pipe
 40-50 ft penetration

 30 ft above high tide

 Suite of parameters

 10 tidal gages



    In cooperation with the
     New Orleans USACE
                Hardened Tidal Gages


 36-in steel pipe
 40-50 ft penetration

 30 ft above high tide

 Suite of parameters

 10 tidal gages



    In cooperation with the
     New Orleans USACE
  Hardened Tidal Gages (Super Gages)




Operational
Under construction
WaterWatch -- Hurricane Gustav Storm Surge Sensor Map
Gage height, feet                 Wind speed, mph




Atmospheric pressure, millibars   Wind direction, degrees from North
WaterWatch

				
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